How to make Baked Gujiyas at home by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

No Indian festivals are complete without these gorgeous fun-filled Gujiyas. Usually served during the festival of colours Holi, Gujiyas are a beautiful blend of a sweet and a snack.

These beautifully shaped sweet puffs come stuffed with khoya and desiccated coconut. Here’s a healthier version of the recipe, shared by none other than celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Take a look…

Baked Gujiyas anyone?


For the dough

  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • ½ cup ragi flour
  • Butter 
  • ½ cup Water

For the filling

  • ½ cup mawa
  • ½ cup palm jaggery
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • Poppy seeds
  • Cardamom powder


  1. Mix the wheat flour, ragi flour, some melted butter and water in a bowl and knead into dough.
  2. Next, roast poppy seeds and the desiccated coconut separately on a pan. Keep it aside to cool down.
  3. Once cooled, grind the poppy seeds and coconut together in a mixer grinder.
  4. Then, mix this ground mixture with mawa, jaggery and cardamom powder. The filling is ready.
  5. Now, take the dough and make small round balls. Roll out each ball to make a small round roti.
  6. Next, place a spoonful of the filling on each of the rotis.
  7. Fold them into half and seal the open side by softly folding the edges.
  8. Next, preheat the oven to 180 degrees for about 8 minutes.
  9. Place all the gujiyas on the baking tray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
  10. Now, remove the tray from the oven and turn all the gujiyas over, to cook the other side. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes.
  11. Once baked, remove from the oven and let them cool.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes; Cooking Time 25;  Serving: 6-7

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

A popular name in the Indian food and beverage industry, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is a household name who is instrumental in revamping how India perceived its food through his recipes and food shows.

After receiving a lot of success and fan following from his show ‘Khana Khazana’, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor went on to launch a highly popular channel dedicated to all things related to food and beverage called FoodFood.

An author of several cookbooks and clocking in almost two decades in the F&B industry, Chef Sanjvee Kapoor has been recently awarded the Padma Shri in 2017.

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Tanya is a graduate in Sociology from Sophia College, Mumbai, a post-graduate in Communications and Media from SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai and holds a Master's Degree in Journalis & Mass Communications from Chandigarh University. A former writing mentor and a seasoned lifestyle writer, Tanya writes columns on The Lifestyle Portal of life and living.

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